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Black American Women’s Voices and Transgenerational Trauma

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1527577546
Pages : 155 pages
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Download Black American Women’s Voices and Transgenerational Trauma PDF Format Full Free by Valérie Croisille and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-11-18 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book concentrates on six neo-slave narratives written by late 20th and early 21st century black American women: Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Phyllis Alesia Perry’s Stigmata and A Sunday in June, Gayl Jones’ Corregidora, Joan California Cooper’s Family, and Athena Lark’s Avenue of Palms. It explores the process of re(-)membering of the black female characters in these novels, and shows how these authors manage to both write the transgenerational trauma of slavery and write through it, enabling black American women’s voices to be heard. This analysis of famous classics, as well as less-known books, demonstrates how black American women’s traumatic memory of slavery is inscribed in a transgenerational black female body. Conjuring up questions of narratology and intertextuality, it highlights how working-through takes the form of a narrativization of this traumatic memory by diverse means. This book also reflects upon the links between the collective and personal psyches by laying emphasis on the ineluctable intertwining of national history and individual destiny.


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The Affirmative Discomforts of Black Female Authorship

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1666907154
Pages : 253 pages
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Download The Affirmative Discomforts of Black Female Authorship PDF Format Full Free by Nahum N. Welang and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-11-15 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Affirmative Discomforts of Black Female Authorship, the author examines how three popular black female authors (Roxane Gay, Beyoncé and Issa Rae) simultaneously complement and complicate hegemonic notions of race, identity and gender in contemporary American culture.


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Traumatic Possessions

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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN 13 : 0813928958
Pages : 144 pages
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Download Traumatic Possessions PDF Format Full Free by Jennifer L. Griffiths and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2010-01-12 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studies of traumatic stress have explored the challenges to memory as a result of extreme experience, particularly in relation to the ways in which trauma resonates within the survivor’s body and the difficulties survivors face when trying to incorporate their experience into meaningful narratives. Jennifer Griffiths examines the attempts of several African American writers and playwrights to explore ruptures in memory after a traumatic experience and to develop creative strategies for understanding the inscription of trauma on the body in a racialized cultural context. In the literary and performance texts examined here, Griffiths shows how the self is reconstituted through testimony—through the attempt to put into language and public statement the struggle of survivors to negotiate the limits placed on their bodies and to speak controversial truths. Dessa in her jail cell, Venus in the courtroom, Sally on the auction block, Ursa in her own family history, and Rodney King in the video frame—each character in these texts by Sherley Anne Williams, Suzan-Lori Parks, Robbie McCauley, Gayl Jones, and Anna Deavere Smith gives voice not only to the limits of language in representing traumatic experience but also to the necessity of testimony as the public enactment of memory and bodily witness. In focusing specifically and exclusively on the relation of trauma to race and on the influence of racism on the creation and reception of narrative testimony, this book distinguishes itself from previous studies of the literatures of trauma.


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The Black Border and Fugitive Narration in Black American Literature

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110761289
Pages : 307 pages
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Download The Black Border and Fugitive Narration in Black American Literature PDF Format Full Free by Paula von Gleich and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-03-07 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tests the limits of fugitivity as a concept in recent Black feminist and Afro-pessimist thought. It follows the conceptual travels of confinement and flight through three major Black writing traditions in North America from the 1840s to the early 21st century. Cultural analysis is the basic methodological approach and recent concepts of captivity and fugitivity in Afro-pessimist and Black feminist theory form the theoretical framework.


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Psychotherapy with African American Women

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Publisher : Guilford Press
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ISBN 13 : 9781572305854
Pages : 330 pages
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Download Psychotherapy with African American Women PDF Format Full Free by Leslie C. Jackson and published by Guilford Press. This book was released on 2000-07-11 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the breadth of issues that affect psychotherapy with African American women, this unique volume is designed to help clinicians develop a broader understanding of what is useful and what is problematic when applying psychodynamic concepts to their clients. From an array of seasoned clinicians, chapters present innovative and creative reformulations of theory and technique that build upon and challenge existing models. Issues addressed include the psychological dilemmas confronting diverse African American women as they negotiate a society that is hostile to them on multiple levels; how ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation and other differences come into play within the therapeutic dyad; and approaches to unraveling the complex interplay of sociopolitical, intrapsychic, and interpersonal concerns in treatment. Filled with illustrative clinical material and pointers for practice, the volume will enhance the cultural competence of mental heath practitioners and students across a range of disciplines.


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Trans-generational Trauma and the Other

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1315466279
Pages : 246 pages
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Download Trans-generational Trauma and the Other PDF Format Full Free by Sue Grand and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-19 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Often, our trans-generational legacies are stories of 'us' and 'them' that never reach their terminus. We carry fixed narratives, and the ghosts of our perpetrators and of our victims. We long to be subjects in our own history, but keep reconstituting the Other as an object in their own history. Trans-generational Trauma and the Other argues that healing requires us to engage with the Other who carries a corresponding pre-history. Without this dialogue, alienated ghosts can become persecutory objects, in psyche, politics, and culture. This volume examines the violent loyalties of the past, the barriers to dialogue with our Other, and complicates the inter-subjectivity of Big History. Identifying our inherited narratives and relinquishing splitting, these authors ask how we can re-cast our Other, and move beyond dysfunctional repetitions - in our individual lives and in society. Featuring rich clinical material, Trans-generational Trauma and the Other provides an invaluable guide to expanding the application of trans-generational transmission in psychoanalysis. It will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and trauma experts.


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African Americans and Mental Health

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030771318
Pages : 159 pages
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Download African Americans and Mental Health PDF Format Full Free by Mary Olufunmilayo Adekson and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-10-25 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book enumerates the unique challenges, barriers, needs, and trauma of being an African American in the United States, and at the same time highlights what needs to be done to improve and foster the mental health healing of this population. This includes practical applications and strategic solutions that work, such as the family togetherness and ardent spiritual beliefs that form the basis for resilient and vibrant mental health among African Americans. This contributed volume features the authorship of counseling professionals, most of whom are African American themselves. Because of their own personal experiences, they are able to emphasize cogent helping strategies for this population, to show how to move forward with encouragement. The book also highlights ways to promote life that is mentally healthy and holistic for African Americans. Topics covered within the chapters include: Mental Health Challenges Unique to African American Children and Adolescents Diagnosis Issues with African Americans Culture of Family Togetherness, Emotional Resilience, and Spiritual Lifestyles Inherent in African Americans from the Time of Slavery Until Now The Trauma of Being an African American in the 21st Century Training, Recruiting, and Retaining African American Mental Health Professionals African Americans and Mental Health: Practical and Strategic Solutions to Barriers, Needs, and Challenges is an essential resource for helping professionals who work with this population, including psychiatrists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals. The book also should be of interest to researchers, instructors, and students in Counseling, Social Work, and Psychology.


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Afro-Caribbean Women's Writing and Early American Literature

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1793606684
Pages : 237 pages
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Download Afro-Caribbean Women's Writing and Early American Literature PDF Format Full Free by LaToya Jefferson-James and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-08-09 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Afro-Caribbean Women's Writing and Early American Literature is both pedagogical and critical. The text begins by re-evaluating the poetry of Wheatley for its political commentary, demonstrates how Hurston bridges several literary genres and geographies, and introduces Black women writers of the Caribbean to some American audiences. It sheds light on lesser-discussed Black women playwrights of the Harlem Renaissance and re-evaluates the turn-of-the century concept, Noble Womanhood in light of the Cult of Domesticity.


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Writing African American Women

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 0313024626
Pages : 1034 pages
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African American Gothic

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1137315288
Pages : 285 pages
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Download African American Gothic PDF Format Full Free by M. Wester and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-11-09 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new critique of contemporary African-American fiction explores its intersections with and critiques of the Gothic genre. Wester reveals the myriad ways writers manipulate the genre to critique the gothic's traditional racial ideologies and the mechanisms that were appropriated and re-articulated as a useful vehicle for the enunciation of the peculiar terrors and complexities of black existence in America. Re-reading major African American literary texts such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Of One Blood, Cane, Invisible Man, and Corregidora African American Gothic investigates texts from each major era in African American Culture to show how the gothic has consistently circulated throughout the African American literary canon.


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Trauma and Transformation in African Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1315467518
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Trauma and Transformation in African Literature PDF Format Full Free by J. Roger Kurtz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book fills a gap in the field of contemporary trauma studies by interrogating the relevance of trauma for African literatures. Kurtz argues that a thoughtful application of trauma theory in relation to African literatures is in fact a productive exercise, and furthermore that the benefits of this exercise include not only what it can do for African literature, but also what it can do for trauma studies. He makes the case for understanding trauma healing within the larger project of peacebuilding, with an emphasis on the transformative potential of what he terms the African moral imagination as embodied in the creative work of its writers. He offers readings of selected works by Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Adichie, and Nuruddin Farah as case studies for how African literature can influence our understanding of trauma and trauma healing. This will be a valuable volume for those with interests in current trends and developments in trauma studies, African literary studies, postcolonial studies, and memory studies.


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Intersectional Trauma in American Women Writers' Incest Novels from the 1990s

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030966194
Pages : 225 pages
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Download Intersectional Trauma in American Women Writers' Incest Novels from the 1990s PDF Format Full Free by Marinella Rodi-Risberg and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-03-24 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the intersections of sexualized, gendered, and racialized traumas in five US novels about father-daughter incest from the 1990s. It examines how incest can be connected to wider past and present structural oppression and institutional abuse, and what fiction looks like that testifies against and references a historical background of slavery, poverty, settler colonialism, annexation, and immigration. Investigating the means of resistance used against attempts at silencing and denial in these texts, the book also shows how contemporary women’s novels can propose social change. Overall, this study uniquely argues that the individual trauma of incest in these texts must be understood in relation to histories of and present collective wounding against marginalized communities. By sitting at the intersections between trauma theory and US third world feminism, it allows for theory to meet literary activism.


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Women & Psychosis

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ISBN 13 : 1498591922
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Women & Psychosis PDF Format Full Free by Marie Brown and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-03-13 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women & Psychosis is an edited collection that examines the intersection of two marginalized identities, those of women and those deemed “psychotic”. Told from a multitude of perspectives, Women & Psychosis brings multidisciplinary thought to the subject, from psychiatrists and clinicians tofirst-person perspectives of the women themselves.


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Writing African American Women: K-Z

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 9780313331985
Pages : 508 pages
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Download Writing African American Women: K-Z PDF Format Full Free by Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Contributors look at the writers and their works from a feminist-womanist perspective, and address issues relating to race, class, and gender. Topical entries, e.g., "Work," "Protest Tradition," "Religion," "The Use of Myth," and "Memory," provide a rich context for the literature."--Choice review.


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Wounds of History

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1317614038
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Wounds of History PDF Format Full Free by Jill Salberg and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-12-08 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wounds of History takes a new view in psychoanalysis using a trans-generational and social/political/cultural model looking at trauma and its transmission. The view is radical in looking beyond maternal dyads and Oedipal triangles and in its portrayal of a multi-generational world that is no longer hierarchical. This look allows for greater clinical creativity for conceptualizing and treating human suffering, situating healing in expanding circles of witnessing. The contributors to this volume look at inherited personal trauma involving legacies of war, genocide, slavery, political persecution, forced migration/unwelcomed immigration and the way attachment and connection is disrupted, traumatized and ultimately longing for repair and reconnection. The book addresses several themes such as the ethical/social turn in psychoanalysis; the repetition of resilience and wounds and the repair of these wounds; the complexity of attachment in the aftermath of trauma, and the move towards social justice. In their contributions, the authors remain close to the human stories. Wounds of History will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychologists and other mental health professionals, as well as students or teachers of trauma studies, Jewish and gender studies and studies of genocide.


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Performing Commemoration

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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN 13 : 047205466X
Pages : 309 pages
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Download Performing Commemoration PDF Format Full Free by Annegret Fauser and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2020-10-07 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Public commemorations of various kinds are an important part of how groups large and small acknowledge and process injustices and tragic events. Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma looks at the roles music can play in public commemorations of traumatic events that range from the Armenian genocide and World War I to contemporary violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the #sayhername protests. Whose version of a traumatic historical event gets told is always a complicated question, and music adds further layers to this complexity, particularly music without words. The three sections of this collection look at different facets of musical commemorations and reenactments, focusing on how music can mediate, but also intensify responses to social injustice; how reenactments and their use of music are shifting (and not always toward greater social effectiveness); and how claims for musical authenticity are politicized in various ways. By engaging with critical theory around memory studies and performance studies, the contributors to this volume explore social justice, in, and through music.


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Afrolatinas and Latinegras

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1666910341
Pages : 287 pages
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Download Afrolatinas and Latinegras PDF Format Full Free by Rosita Scerbo and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book shows the challenges inherent to the AfroLatina experience with a focus on Black women. The authors argue the analytical power of Intersectionality while considering the hegemonic pressures on AfroLatinidad and the essentializing moves that an intersectional approach enables resisting systems of power.